Fash­ion/ac­ces­sories/books/canals

Wi­jde Heis­teeg/huiden­straat/run­straat

LUXE City Guides - Amsterdam - - Shopping Itineraries -

Nine sweet streets in the Canal Ring, it doesn’t get much pret­tier than this, and that’s be­fore you hit the shops. Note that many of th­ese stores can be found on­line too at / 9straat jeson­line.com. Be­gin at beloved book­store Athenaeum at Spui 14-16 / T: 1, 2, 5 Spui / 020 514 1460 / athenaeum.nl. Exit right into Wi­jde Heis­teeg, cross two bridges, and keep left to find NMBR Nine / Heren­gracht 360 / 020 770 5189 / nm­br­nine.com / for luxe hand­made fash like python jack­ets and mohair vests. Zip left out onto Huiden­straat to find Pompadour pâtis­serie at #12 / 020 623 9554 / for a quick cake break, then Velour at #14 / 020 210 0163 / velour.se / car­ries feel-good preppy pieces (m/w). Be charmed by Dutch de­signer Tony Co­hen’s dreamy pieces pour les femmes at #28 / 020 320 3211 / tony-co­hen.com, plus sophisty de­signer w/wear at Van Raven­stein on the cor­ner / Keiz­ers­gracht 359 / 020 639 0067 / van-raven­stein.nl. Cross the bridge and ei­ther turn right for The Dy­lan (see Ac­com.) at #384, with pretty pa­tio and Vinke­les’ (see Rest./glam) epic ‘high wine’ (think high tea meets happy hour), or go straight into Run­straat. Cheesy De Kaaskamer #7 / 020 623 3483 / kaaskamer.nl / sells 400+ pong­tas­tic va­ri­etals from all over Europe; pore par­adise Skins Cos­met­ics soothes at #11 (see Spa), and bot-en­hanc­ing Den­ham the jean­maker (w) is at #17 / 020 528 7730 / den­hamthe­jean­maker.com. Brit-chic furny waits at #22 Ti­mothy Oul­ton (see Stand­out Stores), while opp. at #27 the Mint Mini Mall / 020 627 2466 / mint­min­i­mall.nl / has life­style ac­ces­sories packed into a tiny shop. Turn right at the cor­ner into Prin­sen­gracht for the ded­i­cated men’s Den­ham store at #495 / 020 331 5039 / den­hamthe­jean­maker. com, then at #467 Anouk Beer­ents (see Ad­vanced Shop­ping) is the queen of an­tique mir­rors. That’s just the start...

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